Gianturco discusses her family background, education, and jobs prior to taking the position as Director of the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). She describes the creation of Caltrans from the Division of Highway, that transition, and ongoing department reorganization. She also discusses controversial issues such as diamond lanes, “bankruptcy” of the state highway fund, her relations with the California Transportation Commission, and her relationship with the press. She touches on the goal of creating a balanced transportation system including mass transit such as Amtrak, light rail, and proposed high speed rail.
It Is recommended that this oral history be cited as follows: Adriana Gianturco, Oral History Interview, conducted in 1994 by George F Petershagen, California State University, Sacramento, for the California State Archives, State Government Oral History Program
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